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Morning Roundup: May 30, 2012

By Bryan Le

Colombian rebels release video of captured French reporter, California only uses 6% of tobacco tax on anti-smoking programs, and drunk woman blows hole in house with Merc. MORE  

"The Situation" Opens Up on Rehab Stint

By Valerie Tejeda

The Jersey Shore star says he's now "in a good place" after struggling with a painkiller addiction. MORE  

ER "Toothache" Pain 'Scripts Surge

By McCarton Ackerman

Too many patients and too little time give ER doctors trouble deciding who needs meds and who just wants them. MORE  

Rehab Doc: Rx Painkillers Make More Pain

By Hunter R. Slaton

Opioids may cause more problems than they solve, feeding into a vicious cycle of trauma, pain and addiction. MORE  

The Real Judge Dredd

By Anna David

An addicted judge had sex with graduates from his drug court, who supplied him with pills. Now his cases are being overturned, costing taxpayers millions. MORE  

Sienna Miller Slams "Medicated" LA

By McCarton Ackerman

The British actress claims that "everyone" in LA is taking addictive drugs like Vicodin. MORE  

Video: Long Island Pharmacy Turns Itself Into Fortress

By McCarton Ackerman

Pharmacists resort to guns, cameras and bullet-proof glass to ward off a rash of painkiller robberies. MORE  

Managing Chronic Pain in Sobriety

By Amy Dresner

As a sober addict prescribed Oxycodone, comedian Amy Dresner was careful to follow doctor's orders. Then her disease kicked in. MORE  

New Law May Crush Online Pharmacies

By Luke Walker

Backers claim the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act will protect communities from prescription drug abuse. Do you agree? MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Drunk Santas Attack America, DUI proves deadlier than 'distracted driving' and Arizona's Heroin Industry Booms. MORE  

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For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

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Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

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